Area briefs

OSU extension offers classes

TROY — OSU Extension in Miami County will hold a pre-employment class for all ages. The class is one night — from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 — and will cover issues such as: resume writing basics, interview skills, leadership and work ethics.

The course is $25 and includes all material and handouts.

The OSU Extension also will offer a Peaceful Parenting class for parents of children of all ages. Class dates are Aug. 30, Sept. 6, and Sept. 13, from 2:30-4 p.m., with registration due by Aug. 29.

The class will cover parenting issues including: discipline, how child development impacts parenting, developing a mission statement, parenting basics (setting routines, chores), communication and how to handle specific behavior issues.

The course is $25 and includes all material and handouts.

All classes will take place in the Old Troy Courthouse, OSU Extension Office Meeting Room at 201 W. Main St. Call (937) 440-3945 to register.

Tipp Community Night planned

TIPP CITY — Downtown Tipp City’s August Community Night will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, at Second and Main. The evening of free music will begin at 6:15 p.m. with The Tippecanoe Community Band, followed by the Tom Daugherty Orchestra and swing dancers at 7:30 p.m.

The Tippecanoe Community Band is under the direction of Gail Ahmed. The all-volunteer group has grown to 50 members ranging from 15 to 80-plus years of age. Musical selections for this concert will span the decades from the 1800’s to the present and will include marches, swing, Broadway show tunes, and more.

The Tom Daugherty Orchestra is a 17-piece Las Vegas-style show and dance band. Their show features the original Big Band arrangements exactly as recorded of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, The Swing Era, Frank Sinatra, and the Great American Songbook. The orchestra is under the direction of trombonist and musical arranger Tom Daugherty and over the years, the band, along with swing dancers, has become the highlight of the Community Night Season.

Community Night Concerts are a hometown tradition held on the first Friday of the month June through September. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.